So, what is it? Being cruel for the "sake of our children's success" or being kind for the "sake of their psyche?" Do we have a right or wrong here?
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Chua's story both mesmerized and appalled me. Reading it is like driving past a horrific car accident and wondering whether anyone survived.
Basically Amy Chua wrote the book we didn't. Which means my own Tiger Mother was right: my laziness was going to be my "downfall" one day.
Here are some of the things that my four children of a Jewish mother were always allowed to do:
• Quit the piano and the violin, especially if th...
And in humility, there is freedom. We don't compare our kids to anyone else. We're off the road to nowhere. In the here and now, we do the best we can. And appreciate every moment.
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